About Pierre Allard
Pierre Allard – Sport Science & Performance Director, Montreal Canadiens
Pierre Allard is the Sport Science & Performance Director, Montreal Canadiens and has been with the club for seven seasons. An authority when it comes to formulating and implementing conditioning programs for hockey players, Allard has worked as a consultant for several German Bundesliga teams. He also worked with the Rimouski Océanic of the QMJHL and Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois of the Quebec Midget AAA.
A graduate of Université de Montréal with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and three levels of the National Coaching Certification Program, Allard knows hockey. He was a defenceman in Quebec's Major Junior Hockey League from 1989 to 1993, playing for the Shawinigan Cataractes and the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. After that, he moved to France, where he played for HC Font-Romeu in the the Nationale 2 division, then the Nationale 1, then on the England. He holds a dual Canadien-French citizenship and represented France at five world championships and the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano.
Since retiring as a player, he has been training as a triathlete and completed the Mont-Tremblant Iron Man competition three times and he also participated in the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie a bicycle challenge held every year.